Category: football

Poppy Wilson: “I didn’t know there was a pathway to become a professional footballer. I was just doing it because I loved it”

In her first piece for The 52, Cassie Coombes spoke to up-and-coming footballing star Poppy Wilson about overcoming setbacks right at the start of her journey. At first, football was simply a passion for Poppy Wilson. Years later, and having overcome her fair share… Continue Reading “Poppy Wilson: “I didn’t know there was a pathway to become a professional footballer. I was just doing it because I loved it””

“Continue to keep proving the t**ts wrong & inspire the masses”

Men are the worst. Ok so that’s a massive, sweeping generalisation (being a man myself I’d like to say that quite a few of us are ok!) but one Twitter post earlier this week has confirmed that there are still a number of colossal… Continue Reading ““Continue to keep proving the t**ts wrong & inspire the masses””

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,… Continue Reading “The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019”

Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board

“Daddy, I think I want to be a goalkeeper.” This was the heartwarming statement made by a young girl sat behind me as nearly 78,000 people watched the Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley at the weekend. Despite being no older than six, she… Continue Reading “Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board”

Record FA WSL Attendances A Start; Now Let’s Make It Regular

With record attendances at the opening weekend of the 2019/20 Barclays FA WSL season, Reading’s Remi Allen tells us why the players want nothing more than to play in front of packed stadiums every single week. The FA WSL made its long awaited return earlier… Continue Reading “Record FA WSL Attendances A Start; Now Let’s Make It Regular”

England Inspired, Now It’s Up To Us To Ensure Lionesses’ World Cup Legacy Lives On

21:53 – the time last night when the tears of a nation started flowing as the final whistle was blown on England’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign. It was a heart wrenching, soul destroying moment, seeing those 23 athletes whom we’ve come to… Continue Reading “England Inspired, Now It’s Up To Us To Ensure Lionesses’ World Cup Legacy Lives On”

#47) #BeReady

Football fans were graced with three moments of genius in just 24 hours this week. The first was that corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold on Tuesday, while the third was Dele Alli’s superb flick to set up Lucas Moura’s sensational winner the following evening. Yet… Continue Reading “#47) #BeReady”

#44) Remi Allen

Remi Allen is a fighter. Possessing a never-say-die attitude combined with plenty of natural ability, the Reading midfielder is someone you’d always want playing for your team rather than against. No better was this proved than in the recent FA quarter-final win over Manchester… Continue Reading “#44) Remi Allen”

#38) My Inspirations – Remi Allen

This week we welcome our third guest writer to the blog in Reading Women’s midfielder Remi Allen, who describes her biggest inspirations not just in her footballing career, but her entire life. When asked to write a piece on what inspires me, I will… Continue Reading “#38) My Inspirations – Remi Allen”

#26) Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg is a truly remarkable woman who will go down in history for all the right reasons. On Monday the Norwegian was the recipient of the first women’s Ballon d’Or, beating a plethora of immensely talented players – including six-time FIFA World Player… Continue Reading “#26) Ada Hegerberg”